Professor Cassandra Burke Robertson
The council acts as Ohio’s delegation to the Uniform Law Commission (also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws).
Drawing upon the assistance of industry and consumer groups, the commission promotes the creation of model legislation for states to enact around the country. All 50 states have representatives; Ohio has been a member since 1898. The Ohio Revised Code currently has approximately 30 acts deriving from the work of the ULC.
“Unifying state laws lessens uncertainty and reduces costs,” said Robertson, who will serve on the council until June 2018. “I’m honored to be appointed and to represent Ohio within the Uniform Law Commission.”
“This is a mark of distinction and an important role for one of our professors,” said Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf. “It is one of the ways that our 25th-ranked faculty enable our law school to have a great impact.”
Professor Robertson is the Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the Center for Professional Ethics. She has been a faculty member since 2007 and teaches civil procedure, professional responsibility, and secured transactions.